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Man Utd manager Solskjaer not underestimating Granada challenge

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists he is not underestimating Granada.

The Spanish side, who sit ninth in La Liga, beat Molde in Europa League last-16 to book a quarter-final with United.

The first leg will be played in Andalusia on Thursday.

Asked if he was surprised Granada have reached the final eight, Solskjaer said: "No, not surprised at all. It's unbelievable how much attitude, desire, team spirit, values, how much that can do for a team, for players.

"They're very good at - and better than most - at the things that don't cost anything which is just what I'm talking about. I mean that as a compliment. I think the value of team spirit, camaraderie, organisation is so important for a team.

"But then they also have the individual quality and experience in a few players that will have been very important for them.

"But in football you're never surprised when teams that get promoted and do well, because they get promoted for a reason. It's quality and the team spirit and morale in the squad, and the manager's values."

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